Megan Coram Earns National O’Banion Technology Award

State student Megan Coram earned the national Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. This is the first time a Northeast State student has received the award. Each year, the League honors two students with special talent in technology, strong financial need, and a passion for pursuing a career in technology. “I love challenge of...

Little Brings Real-World Experience to Entertainment Technology

Jeff Little, department head of Northeast State’s newly minted Entertainment Technology program, brings to the classroom a performer’s on-stage enthusiasm coupled with a road manager’s grasp of how things get done. Little, who spent the last 10 years at Guilford Technical Community College heading its Entertainment Technology and the Creative and Performing Arts programs, said he intends...

Winning Combination: Eric Henley harnesses the power of ability and education

Eric Henley is a fine example of what happens when ability and education are combined. Henley, owner of H-Tek Auto Care in Gray, Tenn., said the influences of his father and grandfathers – all whom were mechanically inclined – fostered his passion for how and why things work. In fact, the Wilbur Bond Maintenance Building at East Tennessee State University is named after his...

April Eads and the Power of Talents at Work

Northeast State alumna April Eads paved her career path by seeking out challenges in technology and business development. As business development manager at Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES), Eads works hard to promote economic development in Sullivan County and sustain growth in our community. While staying busy promoting the Bristol community as a great place to do business, Eads also...

Run the numbers

Accounting adds up to career opportunities As an interpreter for the numbers language of business, an accountant tracks the financial records of business from assets to taxes. Northeast State alumnus Tim Crigger, ’14, speaks that language quite well. The Church Hill native graduated summa cum laude with his associate of applied science degree in Accounting. “I initially enrolled as a...

Shane Roberts makes it in America

If you don’t think anything’s still made in America, drop in on RMI in Blountville and ask for Shane Roberts. Don’t be surprised when he emerges from the group of lathes and milling machines that are rocking the nondescript metal building just off Muddy Creek Road, a stone’s throw from the Northeast State Community College campus. Looking younger than his 29 years and dressed in a t-shirt...